Bigger Than Us

Flore Vasseur

Activist

Dutch-Indonesian environmental activist Melati (20) goes on a road trip, meeting young people who work for a better future. From Malawi to Brazil to Lebanon, young activists rise up for free speech, the environment, refugees and girls’ rights, and the right to education. Hopeful and inspirational.

Melati Wijsen’s activism began at a very young age, campaigning to ban plastic bags from Bali. Now she wants to connect with people from all over the world who have the same kind of passion. She visits six activists who, all in their unique way, confront major challenges.

Like Memory from Malawi, fighting against child marriages and sexual violence. Mohamed, a young Syrian refugee, who built a school in a Lebanese refugee camp. Rene, bringing news from the the Rio favela’s that the mainstream media won’t report. Rapping activist Xiuhtezcatl from the US, who goes up against fossil fuel companies. Mary, rescuing migrants on the Mediterranean Sea. And Winnie, a Ugandan female farmer, helping refugees to survive through permaculture. It’s a portrait of a powerful and impassioned generation focused on repairing the world before it’s too late.

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Credits

Director
Flore Vasseur
Producer
Flore Vasseur, Denis Carot
Year
2021
Country of production
France
Type
Documentary
Duration
96 minutes
Spoken language
English
Subtitles
EN
Production company
Big Mother Productions, Elzévir Films
World Sales
Indie Sales
Dutch distributor
Cinéart